An inverted form of The Man Behind the Man. Rather than a new evil being behind an old villain, an old villain is behind a new one. This is common for iconic villains (such as many of the ones from Nintendo games) with Joker Immunity no …
Loki: The Chitauri are coming. Nothing will change that. What have I to fear?
Tony: [nonchantly pouring himself a drink] The Avengers. [seeing Loki's puzzled reaction, he rolls his eyes a little] It's what we call ourselves. Sorta like a team. "Earth's mightiest heroes" type thing.
Loki: [smirking] Yes. I've met them.
Tony: [smirking back] Yeah. Takes us a while to get any traction, I'll give ya that one. But, let's do a headcount here: Your brother, the demigod; a super-soldier — a living legend who kind of lives up to the legend; a man with breathtaking anger management issues; a couple ofmaster assassins — and you, big fella, you've managed to piss off every single one of 'em.
Loki: That was the plan.
Tony: Not a great plan. When they come — and they will — they'll come for you.
Loki: I have an army.
Tony: We have a Hulk.